post GULP Paperback tour

March 18th, 2014

Wednesday, April 2
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue
7:00 pm

Friday, April 4
Pegasus Books (Downtown)
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 8
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA
7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 9
138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA
7:00 pm

Sunday, April 13
The Carolina Theatre
309 W. Morgan Street
Durham, NC
6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 16
Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway
7:00 pm

Monday, April 21
(Weller Book Works)
Salt Lake City Public Library
Tessman Auditorium
210 East 400 South
7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 22
Boulder Bookstore
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO
7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 23
Tattered Cover
2526 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO
7:30 pm

Thursday, April 24
Kansas City Public Library
14 W. 10th Street
Kansas City, MO
6:00 pm

Saturday, April 26
Arkansas Literary Festival
Address TK
Little Rock, AR
11:00 am

Monday, April 28
Book People
603 North Lamar
Austin, TX
7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 29
Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX
6:30 pm

post Bucket List Complete

August 26th, 2013

Clarkson University let me drive their Zamboni, in a dress and 3″ heels, no less!

post Mary Roach with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

August 4th, 2010

Mary Roach on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

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About Packing for Mars:
Packing for Mars book coverSpace is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth. Learn More…

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post Video!

July 27th, 2010

Here is a video that captures the essence of Packing for Mars. My wonderful publisher, W.W. Norton, had it made. It made me laugh out loud, something my own books only rarely do. Feel free to post, forward, blog about, tweet about, or ignore. Thanks, guys.

post My TED “pig orgasm” talk is up!

May 20th, 2009

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